POLICE LOOK FOR CAR BREAK-IN SUSPECTS
Police in Pine Creek Township are reporting numerous overnight break-ins to cars on private property this week. According to North Central Pa dot com, Crimewatch reports that thefts that involved removing currency from unlocked parked cars happened in residential areas of Avis Borough, Wayne Township, Pine Creek Township, and Dunnstable Township. If you heard or saw anything suspicious, or have surveillance video from August 14th or 15th overnight that might help police find the suspects, email police @ pinecreekpd.org. Residents are reminded to lock their cars when valuables like money, wallets and electronics are inside the vehicle.
WATSONTOWN MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
A Watsontown man was arrested for having pornographic images on his cell phone after a co-worker inadvertently saw images on the man’s phone. According to the Sun Gazette, 55 year old Todd Victor Getz was about to show a co-worker a picture of a fallen tree and when the pictures came up, the co-worker saw the pornographic image of a minor child and later called police. Getz was found by the Computer Crime Unit to have hundreds of images of minor children stored on his phone. He was arraigned on 629 felony charges of possession of child pornography and two counts of tampering with evidence. He is free on 20 thousand dollars bail.
SINK HOLE CLOSES PENN STATE PARKING DECK
A sink hole closed a parking deck on Penn State’s University Park campus yesterday. According to State College dot com, officials from Centre County Emergency Alerts and Information closed the Eisenhower Parking Deck just before noon to evaluate a sinkhole. No vehicle or pedestrian access is permitted on Eisenhower Road, and Penn State Transportation Services and asked people to avoid the area. But yesterday afternoon, parking permit holders for the building were taken by small groups to remove their vehicles and those unable to move their cars due to safety concerns had transportation home and back to campus provided today. Eisenhower Deck is used for faculty and staff parking and was not being used for student move-in.
PA RAIL GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS IS OPEN
PennDOT has announced the application period is open for the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP) for those interested in investments within Pennsylvania’s Freight rail network. The two grant programs are funded through the Multimodal Fund created by Act 89. Find applications through 4pm September 1st, 2023 at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development website. esa.dced.state.pa.us.
BLOOMSBURG MAN CHARGED AS HABITUAL DUI OFFENDER
A man from Bloomsburg has been charged as a habitual offender after he was stopped for DUI while driving with a suspended license on June 29th. According to North Central PA dot com, police say 32 year old Samuel Johnson was spotted at a gas station on East Seventh Street and was recognized by Bloomsburg police, who pulled him over once he got back on the road. Police say Johnson admitted he knew he had a suspended license tha he lost for two previous DUIs in Locust Township in 2017 and in Catawissa in 2018. A person is charged as an habitual offender after driving with a suspended license at least 3 times.
CHEMICAL CASTRATION AS PAROLE CONDITION INTRODUCED IN PA
A senator representing Cambria, Center and Clearfield Counties has introduced legislation in Harrisburg proposing chemical castration for certain repeat sex offenders who have been convicted of crimes against children under 13 years old. According to the Daily Item, a qualified male offender would be given an injection of a testosterone reducing drug, for a period of time, as determined by a judge. The effect is reversible. There are 10 states with varied laws over chemical castration as a parole condition; Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin.
DOWNED TREE REMOVED FROM ROUTE 11
Route 11 in Northumberland County is reopen today after a downed tree brought down power lines yesterday morning. Motorists were restricted from portions of Route 11 between the Weis Markets Warehouse and Diner Road in Northumberland Borough and Point Township, for several hours. The roadway is now clear of debris and safe for drivers to use moving forward. Get details on road closures throughout the Commonwealth at 511PA dot com.
FLEMINGTON BRIDGE WON’T OPEN BEFORE SCHOOL
PennDOT reports that their goal of reopening of Flemington Bridge in Lock Haven before school resumes is not going to be possible even though they anticipated opening one lane by the end of August. According to officials, they acknowledge the inconvenience, but report that extra concerns needed to be addressed on the 90 year old bridge that took extra time. Central Mountain School District has been notified and has worked out alternate bus routes around the detour for the start of school. The bicycle detour includes Irwin Street, Canal Street and Fairpoint Road.
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MLB Draft League
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Cutters attempt to stop the Keys from sweeping the series tonight on the road. Cutters are back in Williamsport next Thursday August 24th to host the State College Spikes/ 6:35 pm first pitch
2023 Little League World Series
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